Trader Q&A: Read This Before You Trade Credit Spreads – Schaeffers Research (blog)Posed On July 4th, 2015


Schaeffers Research (blog)

Trader Q&A: Read This Before You Trade Credit Spreads
Schaeffers Research (blog)
While call options are usually associated with bullish bets, and put options are associated with bearish positions, credit spreads essentially flip everything you thought you knew about options. With credit spreads, traders can use calls to bet on a

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Source:Trader Q&A: Read This Before You Trade Credit Spreads – Schaeffers Research (blog)

Asian markets up on positive US data – City IndexPosed On July 3rd, 2015


City Index

Asian markets up on positive US data
City Index
†1 point spreads available on the UK 100, Wall Street, Germany 30, France 40 and Australia 200 during market hours on daily funded trades & daily future spread bets and CFDs (excluding futures). **Fixed spreads are available on major FX pairs during

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Source:Asian markets up on positive US data – City Index

Oil traders rush into WTI spread blowouts on anticipated price slump – ReutersPosed On July 3rd, 2015


Reuters

Oil traders rush into WTI spread blowouts on anticipated price slump
Reuters
Those trades included puts, put spreads and fences, dealers say, with strike prices at negative 50 and negative 75 cents. Five hundred puts also traded at a negative $3.00 strike price for the August/September and September/October contracts. Since the

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Source:Oil traders rush into WTI spread blowouts on anticipated price slump – Reuters

Are Britons unwittingly investing in poorly regulated European investment firms? – Telegraph.co.ukPosed On June 17th, 2015

Telegraph.co.uk
Are Britons unwittingly investing in poorly regulated European investment firms? Telegraph.co.uk British consumers are increasingly vulnerable to the activities of financial “cowboys”, operating from poorly regulated countries, who can sell to UK investors under “passporting” arrangements. To sell financial products in the UK, … Spread betting
Source:Are Britons unwittingly investing in poorly regulated European investment firms? – Telegraph.co.uk

London Metal Exchange aims to boost liquidity, electronic trading – euronewsPosed On May 27th, 2015

euronews
London Metal Exchange aims to boost liquidity, electronic trading euronews LONDON (Reuters) – The London Metal Exchange (LME) took more steps on Tuesday to boost liquidity by making it easier for new members, including U.S. speculators, to have direct access to its electronic trading system. The LME’s owner, Hong Kong LME zinc bulls get fooled againDaily Times all 29 news articles »
Source:London Metal Exchange aims to boost liquidity, electronic trading – euronews

Spread-betting firm Plus 500 freezes thousands of customer accounts – The IndependentPosed On May 19th, 2015

The Independent
Spreadbetting firm Plus 500 freezes thousands of customer accounts The Independent Shares in the AIM-listed spread betting firm Plus 500 collapsed today after the Israeli company was forced to freeze the accounts of thousands of customers for money laundering checks. Plus500’s main UK subsidiary, which is regulated by the Financial …
Source:Spread-betting firm Plus 500 freezes thousands of customer accounts – The Independent

5 reasons why bond yields are on the rise – USA TODAYPosed On May 13th, 2015

USA TODAY
5 reasons why bond yields are on the rise USA TODAY The era of record-low bond yields, born a few years back at the depths of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, seems to be nearing an end. Suddenly, not every investor in the world thinks government … Everybody was betting that and more »
Source:5 reasons why bond yields are on the rise – USA TODAY

Crude Oil: Have We Seen The Highs? – Seeking AlphaPosed On May 11th, 2015

Livemint
Crude Oil: Have We Seen The Highs? Seeking Alpha Term structure or the forward curve in crude oil has changed since March. As oil made lows, the contango peaked. The June 2015 versus June 2016 NYMEX crude oil spread traded at $9.25 per barrel on March 18, which represented a contango of over 20%. Oil rallies as hedge funds are caught short: KempReuters all 188 news articles »
Source:Crude Oil: Have We Seen The Highs? – Seeking Alpha

My contrarian bet on the euro gave me a 700-pip profit – MoneyWeekPosed On May 9th, 2015

MoneyWeek
My contrarian bet on the euro gave me a 700-pip profit MoneyWeek This morning, GBP/USD has jumped by over two cents on the back of the results of the UK general election. But today, I want to cover EUR/USD to show how to extract a huge win in swing trading this market. Totally against received wisdom, the euro has …
Source:My contrarian bet on the euro gave me a 700-pip profit – MoneyWeek

Political spread betting market backs Conservatives – Financial TimesPosed On May 5th, 2015

Political spread betting market backs Conservatives Financial Times Spread betters are forecasting that the Conservatives will win more seats than Labour in this week’s UK general election, with the uncertainty over the outcome triggering an unprecedented wave of interest in political trading. “We’ve never seen
Source:Political spread betting market backs Conservatives – Financial Times